Sunday, August 22, 2010

Buster Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog with CARDA - Donation #2

Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog
CARDA - California Rescue Dog Association

4" x 6"
Oil on Canvas

From his partner Lori:

"Buster is an 11 1/2 year old Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dog. Currently Certified as a volunteer Search and Rescue K9 with CARDA and the LA County Sheriff's Department. Buster has been involved in K9 SAR since 2000. He works as a scent specific Trailing dog. He has had "walk up finds" as well as providing clues and direction of travel to assist Law Enforcement in finding the missing

"He loves his "job" and you can't get into the truck fast enough when the pager goes off! Truly an inherent love to work. A very happy go luck boy. I am truly blessed to have such a great partner!."

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sienna - Search & Rescue Dog Donation #21

Golden Retriever
Memorial Portrait

From her partner:

"My Golden Retriever Sienna was a search and rescue dog with Disaster and Wilderness Ground Searchers in CT. One of her best buddies in search was Jet, the black lab you painted.

"During her career, she worked with a passion and joy even when cutting her foot open and tearing two ACLs. She started her career as an 8 week old puppy. On September 13 2008, I awoke to find her sleeping peacefully on her bed. She had died in her sleep. Sienna was 10 years old. My vet determined she died of hemiosarcoma which often has no symptoms until the dog dies."

Thank you Sienna for all you did :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

K9 ChicoDog - Donation #28

Allow me to introduce a hard-working dog - Chico. I wasn't able to take very good photos tonight.

K9 ChicoDog
Donation #28
Oil on Panel
4" x 6"

  • Underwater Detection – International Police Work Dog Association, August 2009
  • DHS/FEMA Canine Search Specialist October 2006, re-cert June 2009
He and his human partner, Susan, are affiliated with:
Thank you ChicoDog and Susan! You are appreciated - and please explain how he does underwater detection? does he have scuba gear?

Now I'm going to go eat a slice of homemade custard pie with fresh strawberries and get to bed - another long day tomorrow!

Live Creatively!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Donation #1 Bear K9 with Dallas P.D.

This is Bear, a Police Dog with Dallas Police Department

German Shepherd
K-9 Officer - Dallas, TX
4" x 6"
Oil on Panel

Bear was born in October 2005, in the Czech Republic. He came to the Dallas Police Department in November 2006. Bear finished his training in May 2007. In less then a year, Bear has located two lost children, apprehended two burglars, a car-jacker, and a suspect wanted for murder.

Thank you very much Sr. Corp. Nails and Bear for your hard work and dedication to keeping us safe.

Response from Sgt. Nails: The portrait you did of Bear is outstanding. Your portrait has captured a likeness of Bear that is remarkable. Thank you